Tuesday, September 27, 2011

First stomach bug

I guess it had to happen sometime! Other than getting thrush as a newborn and a few sniffles here and there, Raedyn has been perfectly healthy for the last year. Yesterday I noticed she was a little fussy and tired. We were going to go to The Little Gym but I decided to keep her home just in case. I was sitting down on the computer chair and she came up to me and wanted to cuddle. Now that she's walking, this doesn't happen often so I was enjoying it while it lasted! Without warning she throws up ALL OVER ME! She has never actually thrown up before besides the normal baby spit-up. My clothes, the chair, and the floor were covered but somehow Raedyn only ended up with a little on her arm. She seemed fine afterwards and she didn't have a fever so I wasn't too worried but we hung out at home most of the day just in case. She threw up one more time just before going to bed and that was it.

She's been fine today so we went to the park to have a picnic and play around a little. It wasn't too bad in the shade while we were eating but in the sun it was so hot! We didn't stay long but it was nice to get out of the house.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Day 14:

Day 14: A picture of you last year – how have you changed?

That was me about this time last year. Raedyn was only a few weeks old and I was exhilarated and exhausted at the same time. Part of me felt like I might never get the hang of motherhood. I put a lot of pressure on myself to "do it all." Even though people always tell you "sleep when the baby sleeps" I felt like I was being lazy or a slob if I left a few dishes in the sink. I wondered if I would ever feel like myself again.

Now, I'm still exhausted more than I'd like but I've stopped being so hard on myself. As conceited as it may sound, I feel like I'm a pretty good mom. My daughter is healthy and happy so I must be doing something right! It's easy to fall into those feelings of needing to be the perfect housewife/mom when you stay at home. I've been focusing on myself a little more and learning new things.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Day 13

Day 13: Goals

I want to be a loving wife and mom to my husband and daughter every single day. Some days are easier than others but I know I must always love even when it's hard.

I want NEED to finish college so I don't feel like I wasted 4.5 years of my life and actually get a degree to be proud of. I want to get rid of my pot-belly and feel strong and sexy again. I want to be more diligent at recording milestones and memories as my daughter grows.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Day 12

Day 12: Something you don’t leave the house without.

My cellphone, house keys, diapers, and lip balm.

The end.

Ok that was boring so I'll leave you with some Raedyn cuteness!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Day 11

Day 11: A quote you love.

It's the perfect day for this question. While on facebook today I had an old status pop up from this day in 2009. It said "Love can take a little, love can give a little more." It's actually a lyric from a song by Skillet and it's one of my favorites. On this day 2 years ago Travis was well into Basic Training for the army. It wasn't an easy time but songs like this helped to get me though. I was reminded that in love when both partners are giving more than they take, both are happy. It seems simple really but sometimes we get so caught up in what we want and what we're not getting that we forget to think about the other person and their needs.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Day 10

Day 10: Something you’re afraid of.

I'm afraid of being the center of attention. I have always been pretty shy and although I've gotten better over the years I still prefer not to have everyone's eyes on me. I'm afraid of screwing up in front of people or embarrassing myself. I'm afraid that my daughter will have the same issues and I don't want that kind of life for her.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Day 9

Day 9: A favorite picture of your best friend.

Does this really need an explanation?